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Now is eternal life

Author: G. W. Briggs

George Wallace Briggs is a Canon of Worcester Cathedral and one of the most distinguished British hymn writers and hymnologists of today. Six of his hymns appear in the Episcopal Hymnal of 1940 (American). Another hymn on the Bible entitled "Word of the living God" was written for the 25th Anniversary of the British Bible Reading Fellowship and was sung in Westminster Abbey on June 5, 1947. It has been widely used since that time. Canon Briggs is a leading member of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He is also the composer of several hymn times, six of which have appeared in British hymnals. In addition to his work as a clergy man of the Church of England and an hymnologist, he has interest himself actively in the field of reli… Go to person page >

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CHRISTCHURCH (Steggall)


EASTVIEW

James Vernon Lee (b. Hove, Sussex, England, 1892; d. Southampton, England, 1959) originally composed EASTVIEW for the text "Rejoice, the Lord Is King" for his mother's eightieth birthday. Lee was an officer in the Brighton Battalion of the Boys' Brigade from 1910 to 1914. After service in the Britis…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Ancient and Modern #211

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #529

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #392

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Common Praise #152

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #470

Hymnal Supplement 98 #834

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #402

Hymns and Psalms #203

Hymns Old and New #351

The New English Hymnal #114

Together in Song #385

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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